The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in Illinois, sailing near Belleville, sailing near Edwardsville, sailing near Collinsville, sailing near Scott Airforce base ( AFB). Or perhaps you are seeking sailing lessons near St. Louis, sailing lessons in St. Louis, sailing lessons in Illinois, Or maybe you want to learn to sail near St. Louis or learn to sail in St. Louis or learn to sail in Illinois. Check out the great sailing at CSA. Our popular fleets include Lightning, E-scow, Flying Scot, Melges, Comet, Catalina, San Juan and more. There are great opportunities for sailboat racing and daysailing, plus great on-shore facilities. There are also several learn to sail programs for adults and kids. All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle   Find out more

Boat Yard Looking for a boat, but not sure what is right for you? Check out our buying guide. Then check our classifieds.

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Check out Rick Bernstein’s spectacular video from the Hobie Nationals.

Fly high, sail fast

Results, event followups and more on the Racing page

A great season in the works for 2017

We’re already looking ahead to 2017. On the Calendar Page, you will find a listing of some of the major events we have planned. Lot’s more to come. A complete listing is now posted on the Calendar page!

SailSTL - our new front door

We really want to let more folks know about the fun of sailing at CSA, so we’ve created a new recruiting-oriented front door,  On the page is a great series of interviews with CSA sailors about why they like sailing at Carlyle.

CSA can use your help in attracting new members. So we’re offering a two great incentive prizes: For the most members recruited, 5 days and 4 nights aboard Mike Pitzer’s 44' Nordic sloop, Diva. And, by way of a drawing  from among all recruiters, brunch for four at the Cafe Madeline / Piper Palm House.

CSA members.....

You could win a great sailing vacation or brunch for four

Sailing was great in 2016, expect more in 2017

Check out Jeanette’s albums:

October 23 races

October 30 races

On the NEW Calendar Page, you will find a complete listing of our 2017 events. Check us out!

  1. Hare and Hound races set for 2017 - May 13 up first

Details on the Racing Page

Learn to sail. Sharpen your skills. Adult Sail Seminar

Want to take lessons from seasoned sailors? This three-day seminar, June 1-3,
is THE best way to get into or improve your sailing. 
Details - Adult Sail Seminar page.

Get the kids on board with Junior Sail Camp

This five day program, June 4 - 9 provides a hands-on sailing experience for all kids 10 thru 16 years of age.   Details on the Junior Sailing page.

Sat, Apr. 29 - 30 - Lightning Regatta

Sun, Apr. 30 - Club Buoy Races

Sat, May 6 - New Member Party.

Sat, May 6  - Cinco De Mayo Party.

Sat, May 6 - Crew Day.

Details on the Calendar page

Near horizon

Check out the video HERE.

This year, free camping on the CSA grounds is available to Primary and Associate members and guests.

To take advantage of this great benefit, go to the Camping page and fill out a simple form.

You will then be provided with your 2017 camping pass that will allow camping on the grounds.

Details on the Camping page

Members can just
apply for the pass HERE

Let’s set up camp at CSA!

  1. April Marks HERE

Tell your friends... joining CSA is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Potential new members can now join CSA online with a simple form and PayPal payment. Details HERE

The harbor is open. Time to go sailing!

Members - please help with Try Sailing Day, May 20

Our old Open House is now “Try Sailing Day.” We’re expecting a crowd and your help is much needed.

Details HERE.   You can sign up to volunteer HERE.